Peppermint ‘Witches finger’ biscuits

Peppermint ‘Witches finger‘ biscuits

Makes 30 fingers

Ingredients

225g butter

125g icing sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon peppermint extract

350g plain flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

30 whole almonds

Strawberry jam

1/4 teaspoon green food colouring paste

Method

In a mixing bowl, combine the butter, icing sugar, egg, peppermint extract and green food colouring.

Add the flour, baking powder and salt.

Mix until a dough is formed.

Wrap in cling and chill for 30 minutes.

Preheat your oven to 160ÂșC

Once rested, divide the dough into 30 pieces (approx 25g) and roll into finger shaped biscuits.

Press an almond into the end of the biscuits to give the appearance of a nail.

Squeeze biscuit near the tip and again near the centre of each to give the impression of knuckles. You can also cut into the dough with a sharp knife at the same points to help give a more finger-like appearance. Arrange the shaped biscuits on the lined baking trays.

Place in a preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes.

Once baked and cooled, remove the almond and squeeze a small amount of strawberry jam into the cavity and replace the almond.

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